Boston Marathon 2018 Results: Desiree Linden 1st American Woman to Win Since ’85
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For the first time since 1985, an American woman has won the Boston Marathon.
Desiree Linden captured the victory Monday with an unofficial time of 2:39:54. Linden is the first American woman since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach to cross the finish line first at marathoning’s preeminent race.
She battled treacherous conditions, highlighted by rain and cold temperatures, to pull away from the field for a relatively easy win.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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April 16, 2018 at 09:40AM